What affects back pain among patients after cardiac catheterization
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AbstractBack pain is commonly reported by patients after undertaking cardiac catheterization (CC), a widely used procedure to examine the heart status. The study is a secondary analysis of data from a randomized control trial among Chinese adults receiving emergency CC in Hong Kong. Back pain was measured by the Numeric Pain Intensity Scale at 6 hour and the next morning after CC. Potential influencing factors (age, gender, history of back pain, body weight, type of dressing, length of bed rest, turning privilege, catheter size, duration of procedure and hemostasis) were collected through a structured questionnaire. Multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA) was employed to examine the factors associated with back pain. A total of 419 patients (279 males and 140 females) with a mean age of 61.6 (SD=11.1, range 21-87) years were analyzed. The mean body weight was 64.1 (SD=11.1) kg, and 206 (49.2%) patients were prescribed with turning privilege during the first 7 hours after CC. Finally, the MANOVA analysis revealed three factors significantly correlated with back pain, including turning privilege (p=0.001), body weight (p=0.006), and age (p=0.04). Patients who had turning privilege, heavier weight, and younger age reported more back pain after CC. With a better understanding of patients’ physical needs, nurses could thereby provide timely nursing interventions to improve comfort of patients after the procedure. The current study findings contributed to evidence-based nursing practices for post-CC patients in Hong Kong.
All Author(s) ListCHAIR Sek Ying
Name of ConferenceThe 8th Cardiovascular Nursing & Nurse Practitioners Meeting
Start Date of Conference08/08/2016
End Date of Conference09/08/2016
Place of ConferenceLas Vegas, Nevada
Country/Region of ConferenceUnited States of America
Proceedings TitleJournal of Clinical & Experimental Cardiology
Volume Number7
Issue Number7 Suppl
PublisherOMICS International
Pages56 - 56
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
Keywordsback pain, cardiac catheterization

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